There is a long list of those in congress that benefited from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. At the time they saw nothing wrong with it. It's like trying to see past your everyday bills. If the money is coming in then you live in the day. If it suddenly stops and the bills keep coming then, we look back and forward to see what we can do and what we should have done. Now does this mess need cleaned up? Read Sarah Palin's answer to Sean Hannity about this. She was clear about what needs cleaned up. I don't see Barack Obama as maliscious but as an opportunist to do what ever he needs to do including rubbing elbows with the unsavory to reach his political goals. That can be scary. I do feel better with Colin Powell and Joe Biden on his side.